The Newsletter for Marshall University                                     July 3, 2019

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Board of Governors approves new degree programs including aviation

Following approval from the Board of Governors during its summer meeting Friday at Glade Springs Resort, the university is a step closer to takeoff for its aviation degree programs. The board also approved new degree programs in other areas of study. Marshall’s new School of Aviation will offer a Bachelor of Science in aviation sciences, fixed-wing, and a Bachelor of …

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University offices closed on July 4

In observance of Independence Day, our offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2019. We will resume normal business hours on Friday, July 5.

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Marshall hosting 2019 Governor’s Honors Academy

The West Virginia Governor’s Honors Academy kicked off on the Huntington campus Sunday, June 30, and will run through Saturday, July 20. The three-week program, titled “Your Silent World,” will focus on providing a voice to the voiceless through art, media, science and technology. Participants will build a toolbox that prepares them to identify and advocate for those who can’t …

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Marshall’s allied health schools are seeking standardized patients

Help Marshall University health care professional students develop the skills needed to provide care by pretending to be a patient. Standardized patients accurately portray and consistently recreate the history, emotional and physical findings of an actual patient in the clinical laboratory. Participating schools include Marshall’s schools of medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy and physician assistant program. Shifts are weekdays between the …

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New Student National Medical Association chapter chartered

The oldest and largest minority student-run organization in the United States now has a local chapter housed at Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.   The Student National Medicine Association (SNMA) chartered an official chapter at Marshall last month. SNMA is a national organization committed to “supporting current and future underrepresented minority medical students, addressing the needs of underserved …

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Annual motorcycle ride to raise funds for Marshall’s Speech and Hearing Center July 13

The Scottish Rite Foundation Inc. and its masons will host the 4th annual RiteCare Motorcycle Benefit Ride Saturday, July 13, beginning at Black Sheep Harley-Davidson and ending at Milton VFW Post #9796. All proceeds from the motorcycle benefit ride will benefit Marshall’s Lackey-Oshel RiteCare Clinic, which serves children and their families who need financial support to receive speech, language and …

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Faculty member becomes only board-certified swallowing specialist in West Virginia

Pam Holland, director of clinical education for Marshall University’s Department of Communication Disorders, has received board certification in swallowing and swallowing disorders (BCS-S), making her the only swallowing specialist in West Virginia certified by the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. Holland, a speech-language pathologist (SLP) in the university’s Speech and Hearing Center, said she has been working on …

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School of Pharmacy faculty appointed to national committees

Two School of Pharmacy faculty have been appointed to committees of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Brittany Riley, Pharm.D., (left) will serve as a member of the ASHP’s Council on Pharmacy Practice, and Chelsea Gresham-Dolby, Pharm.D., (right) will serve as a new practitioner of the Council on Education and Workforce Development. Both appointments are for the 2019-2020 term. …

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Marshall Eye Surgeons to offer summer LASIK discount for employees

If you’ve been considering LASIK eye surgery, here’s a special you won’t want to miss. Marshall Eye Surgeons is offering a LASIK summer discount for Marshall Health, Marshall University, Cabell Huntington Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center employees. Now through Aug. 31, 2019, you can save $400 off each eye when you choose one of our experienced LASIK surgeons, Dr. …

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Fairfield Landing apartments available to faculty, staff

Available August 2019! These furnished apartments for Marshall graduate and professional students also are available to faculty and staff.  Located on the health science campus, steps away from the medical and pharmacy schools. Studio and 2-BR units available, with ALL utilities (including internet and television) and parking included. W/D in every unit. Pet friendly.  Flexible leasing options. Call 304-696-6004 or visit www.marshall.edu/graduatestudenthousing.

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed July 10, 2019. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, July 8, 2019.

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